1790s. Oil on canvas. The Pavlovsk Palace. Pavlovsk, Russia. Read Note.
Igelstrom, Iosif Andreyevich (1737-1817/1823?) came from a noble Lithuanian family, and received an education in Riga and Germany. In 1753, he entered military service in Russia, participating in the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774. In 1784-1792 he served as the Governor-General of Siberia and Ufa province, in 1792 as the Govenor-General of Pskov province, and in 1793 as the Governor-General of the Kiev and Tchernigov provinces. In 1794, Catherine II appointed him Ambassador to Warsaw and commander of the Russian troops in Poland. He was subsequently dismissed for his failure to suppress the Warsaw uprising. However, Catherine's sucessor, Pavel I took him into service once more in the rank of General of the Infantry and appointed him Governor-General of the Orenburg province